Do you believe, “Every Child Deserves a Voice?”
We do… and we invite you to join our team at the Walk for Apraxia. By joining our team, you will walk beside us as we celebrate all the Apraxia Stars and support our efforts to raise funds for Apraxia Kids.
With these funds, Apraxia Kids will continue to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by educating professionals and families; facilitating community engagement and outreach; and investing in the future through advocacy and research.
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Together we can accomplish amazing things for our Apraxia Stars.
Henry's Herd - ONE WORD AT A TIME...
Henry didn't have many sounds and was quiet as a baby. He had minor eating issues that he slowly outgrew. Right before his 2nd birthday, Henry was evaluated by Help Me Grow. They highly recommended speech therapy as he only had a maximum of 5 words total and they like to see them putting two words together by age 2. Henry began speech services with an amazing team of Early Intervention therapists. When re-evaluated about 6-9 months into therapy, they suspected Apraxia. After research and doctor visits, I knew we were in for the long haul. On the optimistic side of things, it sounded like Henry has a good chance of coming thru with A LOT of hardwork and persistence along with frustration. One defining moment was during an evaluation and they asked what the picture (banana) was? Henry started with a sound, then stopped and sighed. You see, Henry understands, knows and really pays attention to everything! But can't get the words out. The therapist asked him where the banana was and he could point to it. Fast forward to Henry at 3, he is receiving outside speech therapy at the hospital and now has moved into preschool where he receives speech therapy. He is working on making the beginning and ending sounds of basic short words, putting two words together and trying to get some 2-syllable words. In the beginning, I kept seeing "One Word at a Time"; I found it is more like "One Sound at a Time". These kids (and parents) need community support and the community to be educated of this disability that is not seen on the outside.
I believe, “Every child deserves a voice” and sincerely thank you for your support - emotionally , physically and/or financially. -Henry's Mom-